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May 29th, 2009
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Concerned
Our "puppy" Astra is fifteen years old now, and while she survived an incident last fall in which she managed to scrape much of the fur and skin (and some flesh) off her tail, in the past couple of days she's suddenly developed some serious difficulty moving around, hobbling with her aft port paw curled under and barely able to move her hind legs.

If she doesn't show some improvement in the next day or two, we'll haul her into the vet, but at the moment it's not looking very positive...

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From:cmdrhobbes
Date:May 30th, 2009 03:46 am (UTC)
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Ooh, not good, not good. Hope it works out.
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From:elthar
Date:May 30th, 2009 03:57 am (UTC)
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Thanks. I gotta say that I'm feeling pretty low just at the moment.
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From:altamira16
Date:May 30th, 2009 10:45 am (UTC)
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I am sorry. It's hard to watch pets go down hill like that.
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From:elthar
Date:May 30th, 2009 12:51 pm (UTC)
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Thank you. Yes, it is -- she's been getting increasingly creaky over the last few months...
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From:kynn
Date:May 30th, 2009 04:10 am (UTC)
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Poor Astra. :( Luck and hope to you and your family, 'thar.
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From:elthar
Date:May 30th, 2009 04:11 am (UTC)
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Thank you. I'm trying to hang on to some hope.
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From:flit
Date:May 30th, 2009 08:34 am (UTC)
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:( I hope it works out.

Moose was getting some "butt flop" but that's receded from its worst state, thankfully.
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From:elthar
Date:May 30th, 2009 12:52 pm (UTC)
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I decided to take her in to the vet this morning; I'm just worried it'll be her last trip. Hope Moose hangs in there...
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From:flit
Date:May 30th, 2009 03:09 pm (UTC)
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I hope it's something they can help with!
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From:liralen
Date:May 30th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
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Good luck with all that! I hope it works out, but that does not, indeed, sound good.
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From:elthar
Date:May 31st, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! She wound up improving a bit yesterday, so we didn't go to the vet after all. Watching and waiting.
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From:liralen
Date:May 31st, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
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*keeps hoping for all of you*
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From:teal_cuttlefish
Date:May 31st, 2009 02:00 am (UTC)
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Our puppies are 9 1/2 and 11 1/2. We lost Winston when he was 14. It's really hard, but what we signed up for when we adopted them -- it's a regrettable fact of live that we outlive most of our pets.
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From:elthar
Date:May 31st, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
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Quite so. We've lost a dog and a cat before, but to illness rather than age...
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